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Lake Superior State University has sent out its famed list of “banished words” for the upcoming year, and the top of the 2022 tally is “wait, what?” I’ve actually never, ever said that. I don’t even think anyone I know has ever said that.

“These two four-letter words should not go together under any circumstances, according to many nominators and the contest judges from the LSSU English Department, because the two-part halting interrogative is disingenuous, divergent, deflective, and other damning words that begin with the letter d,” a press release from Lake Superior State University states.

Here are the banished words:

No worries
At the end of the day
That being said
Asking for a friend
Circle back
Deep dive
New normal
You’re on mute
Supply chain

Does anyone else notice that these are actually phrases, not words? Oh, well!

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